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Lab Technician

Company: Ultima Genomics
Location: Newark
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Rapidly growing life sciences technology company Ultima Genomics is a rapidly growing company that is developing ground-breaking genomics technologies. Our mission is to continuously drive the scale of genomic information to enable unprecedented advances in biology and improvements in human health. We have developed a foundational new approach to sequencing at scale that overcomes limitations due to the high costs of current technologies. We are well-funded and have raised approximately $600 million from global top-tier investors. Our team brings together unique and diverse expertise across multiple disciplines, from healthcare and life sciences, to engineering, to technology and software and beyond. We are a collaborative group of more than 350 employees, including successful entrepreneurs, chemists, hardware and software engineers, genomics and biotechnology experts, molecular and computational biologists, software and algorithm experts, and operations and commercial leaders. Join us to develop and commercialize technologies that unleash the power of genomics at scale and empower the future of human health. We are looking for a highly motivated Lab Technician to join our team! How You'll Contribute Synthesize novel particle formulations in aqueous media Conduct process optimizations to ensure final formulations conform to internal specifications with respect to downstream performance, stability, and reproducibility Independently execute various assays and experiments to characterize the physicochemical properties of new particle formulations Spend most of their working hours in the lab (90% lab work, 10% desk work) Work in a multidisciplinary environment comprising biochemists, molecular biologists, and engineers to drive toward company goals Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities BS or MS degree in chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical engineering, materials science, or a closely related field, with relevant hands-on laboratory experience. 0-3 years of industry experience. Exceptional new grads with relevant academic research experience will be considered. Must have proven hands-on experience working in a wet lab environment in an academic research or industry setting. Must be proficient and comfortable with the safe use of common chemistry lab equipment and glassware Must exhibit competency with basic organic chemistry concepts and reactions Experience with chemical or biochemical characterization methods, including any of the following but not limited to: UVvis and fluorescence spectroscopy, DLS, flow cytometry, SDS-PAGE, PCR, is preferred Experience with bioconjugation chemistry and/or surface chemistry is a plus Experience with protein chemistry is a plus Experience developing or working with micro- or nanoparticle formulations is a plus Polymer chemistry experience is a plus Molecular biology experience is a plus Excellent communicator. Understands the differentiation and utilization of data driven deep dives and high-level summaries as well as goal setting. Highly organized and has outstanding time/operation management abilities. Fast learner with a strong sense of urgency, a can-do attitude, and motivational skill to get the best out of team and co-workers. Loves and thrives in a fast paced and demanding startup environment. Adheres to company guidelines & policies, including safety, environmental, and COVID-related policies. #HPWe provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.

Keywords: Ultima Genomics, Newark , Lab Technician, Professions , Newark, California

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